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Ed Schultz: Cuba Move is Obama’s ‘Tear Down This Wall, Mr. Castro’ Moment

 

Ed Schultz one-upped colleague Chuck Todd on his MSNBC program on Wednesday. Hours after Todd likened President Obama’s policy announcement on Cuba to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Schultz compared the Democrat’s address to a famous 1987 speech given at the Wall by his predecessor, Ronald Reagan: “Isn’t this Barack Obama’s ‘tear down this wall, Mr. Castro’ – that kind of a moment? I mean, if change can take place with the Soviet Union, why can’t it take place with the Cuban people here?”

 

NBC’s Mark Potter Blames Cuba’s Poor Economy on ‘the Long-Standing U.S. Embargo’

 

During Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, correspondent Mark Potter reported from Havana, Cuba on the news that President Obama was altering U.S. relations with the communist state and parroted a long-standing liberal argument as to why Cuba’s economy has struggled for over half a century. Speaking about the regime of Fidel and Raul Castro, Potter chose not to blame the policies of the Castros, but those of the United States in why the island nation has suffered economically: “His revolution is showing its age too and Havana, known for its charm and vintage cars, is on life support, its economy crippled by the long-standing U.S. Embargo. People here now hope that will change.”

 

Networks Barely Mention Brutality of Castro Regime or Cuba Being Communist

 

Following the trend set when news broke early Wednesday, the major broadcast networks continued their praising of the move by President Obama to seek normalized relations with Cuba on their Wednesday night newscasts. Between the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC, they made only a few, brief mentions over the course of their 30-minute programs that Cuba was both a communist country and brutal in the treatment of its own people (especially dissenters).

 

NBC Hails ‘Momentous Day’ of Obama Opening U.S. Relations With Cuba

 

During an NBC News Special Report on Wednesday, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams could barely contain his excitement over President Obama announcing the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba: “A momentous day, especially for those Americans old enough to remember the Cold War. The curtain came down between Cuba and the United States in January of 1961 and in just a moment diplomatic relations, at least the first steps to which, will be reestablished….It is a day of momentous change, fast-moving change…” Turning to White House correspondent Chris Jansing, Williams remarked: “Chris, quite a day.” Jansing replied: “Unbelievable. Fifty years of change…”

 

WashPost Editorial Board Tears Into Obama’s Move on Cuba; ‘an Undeserved Bailout’

 

In the lead editorial for Thursday’s paper, the Washington Post blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to move toward normalized relations with the communist regime in Cuba as “naive” in awarding “an undeserved bailout” and “new lease on life” to “a 50-year-old failed regime.”

 

Nets Fret Over Continued Bush ‘Dynasty,’ But What About the Clintons?

 

NBC, CBS and ABC on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning worried if yet another addition to the Bush “dynasty” will be good for the country. Yet, these same networks were excited earlier this year about the continuation of the Clinton brand. If, as many expect, Hillary Clinton announces a presidential run early next year, will journalists worry about the impact of a Democratic dynasty? On Good Morning America, Jon Karl featured Donald Trump declaring, “The last thing we need right now is another Bush.” Karl underlined, “And you know, a lot of folks agree with that. Just think about it…This would be the third president named Bush in 25 years.”